Bear Island Bride

Bride + Groom

Gretchen + Cooper


LaLa Phillips by Heidi Elnora


Mackensey Alexander

Our Belles

Venturing back to the beau’s childhood home, our Belle Gretchen married her love, Cooper, on Bear Island in Bluffton, SC.

Showcasing the space’s natural beauty, Gretchen gravitated towards easy elegance for her classic low country wedding, complete with local craft brews and food trucks.

When it came to finding the one, she had almost chosen a different dress before visiting our boutique. Moments after walking through the door, Manager Michelle gave Gretchen the signature Southern Protocol Bridal welcome and soon had her swooning over Heidi Elnora’s LaLa Phillips gown from the Build-a-Bride Collection.

Simple and fresh, with its silk taffeta gathered skirt, natural waist, and fun pockets, LaLa Phillips had Gretchen feeling light as a feather. To finish her look, she paired her gown with Heidi Elnora’s raw silk cumberbund sash and a custom Southern Protocol Bridal veil.

Starting with the Southern Protocol Bridal experience, Gretchen kept that carefree and breezy attitude from alterations through to her final fitting, which set just the right feel for her playful, perfect wedding day.